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Senior Snippets, March 23 edition

by | Mar 21, 2022 | Featured

The Hopkinton Senior Center is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. For a more extensive listing of programs check Ourseniorcenter.com/find/Hopkinton-council-on-aging or hopkintonseniorcenter.com. Anyone with questions can call 508-497-9730. The Senior Center also has a Facebook page that provides updates on resources, programs and events.

Thrift Store
The thrift store is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Transportation Programs for Seniors
The Senior Center offers transportation to and from the Senior Center as well as local shopping Tuesdays through Fridays for Hopkinton residents. The Senior Center also can help residents find transportation assistance for medical appointments and essential shopping. Anyone interested should call the Senior Center to learn more about the transportation options.

Lunch Program
The Senior Center website has a full lunch menu. Individuals should call to sign up at least two days in advance. The cost is $5 per meal, or a pre-purchased ticket for five meals is $20.

Outreach Services
The Senior Center has an Outreach Department. The department can help identify assistance programs (including fuel assistance), loan durable medical equipment, help with transportation and much more. Anyone looking for assistance or more information about services should call to make an appointment.

Musical Baseball Show
Thursday, March 24, 1 p.m.
Performing a unique, interactive and highly entertaining program, local singer-songwriter (and former sportswriter) Howie Newman will sing baseball songs, offer up baseball trivia and tell stories about his days as a sportswriter on the Red Sox beat. Howie covered baseball for the Patriot Ledger, Lowell Sun, Boston Globe and Lynn Item as well as several other newspapers and magazines. For three years, he provided color commentary for the Lowell Spinners, a Red Sox farm team, on WCAP radio. Howie will display his personal memorabilia and have a few door prizes available. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Justice of District Court, Hon. James M. Murphy
Wednesday, March 30, 1 p.m. (virtual)
March is National Judicial Outreach Month. In Massachusetts, the trial court’s annual outreach efforts include engaging with communities across the commonwealth about the importance of an impartial and independent judiciary governed by the rule of law.

Dementia Friends Information Session
Tuesday, April 12, 7-8:30 p.m., at Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Wednesday, April 27, 1-2:30 p.m., at Senior Center
Becoming a Dementia Friend is easy — individuals simply attend a one-hour Dementia Friends information session offered by a Demential Friends champion. Participants can turn their new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone with dementia in the community. These information sessions are suitable for people of all ages; families are welcome. Call the Senior Center to reserve a seat.

Art Appreciation: Why So Famous
Thursday, April 14, 1-2 p.m.
Art For Your Mind is an engaging, educational, art observation experience designed to broaden the minds of its participants. Programs are for people of all backgrounds — artists and non-artists alike. This presentation will discuss why certain works of art have captivated observers through time. From medieval images to abstract art, discover what’s special about many famous creations by artists such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Velasquez, Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Warhol and others. Through time and around the world, see how art and its meanings have evolved. The cost is $3 per person.

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